Reference counting garbage collection
phr-n2001 at nightsong.com
Fri Aug 24 09:47:32 CEST 2001
Skip Montanaro <skip at pobox.com> writes:
> Paul> That's for sure--there's a large literature of GC research that
> Paul> goes back for decades. It's not appropriate to ignore everything
> Paul> that's been tried.
> I don't think anything's been ignored. It's just that nothing made it into
> the language beyond the Neil's cyclical GC stuff.
For now, if cyclical structures are GC'd, that should be enough, given
the general design of the interpreter. Someday a higher performance
implementation may need a fancier GC.
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